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So I saw this model online and thought it was perfect for a sea Dragon I intend to eventually have my pay fight in the pirate campaign I run

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I like the model but there are some printing defects, and there are a few cut lines on him that don't line up will, so this is going to be one of my first outings with green stuff... Good luck to mePXL_20210126_185014822.thumb.jpg.519af368e9307839ced4d880d04c364a.jpg

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Looks like you may have used too much green stuff.  Try to scrape much more off when gap filling, use wet tools to help prevent sticking.  Once it’s level, it’s more like a smearing move.

 

You can still fix this with sanding or files but it will be tough.

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12 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

Looks like you may have used too much green stuff.  Try to scrape much more off when gap filling, use wet tools to help prevent sticking.  Once it’s level, it’s more like a smearing move.

 

You can still fix this with sanding or files but it will be tough.

Yeah, this is my first time trying anything really with green stuff, and I don't have proper tools or anything so I tried to roll it out into long thin strands I could squish into the gaps. It didn't work as well as I hoped. I'm definitely going to have to do some filing on the back of those wings now, but at least I learned a bit

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On 1/29/2021 at 11:40 AM, Glitterwolf said:

A simple wooden skewer and a little water will be very helpful.

Thank you! I will definitely be trying that next time. Between the defects on the 3D printing that were already there and my own mistakes, I decided to just forge ahead with the paint on this one as I don't expect him to be amazing, but it's good to have a test run

 

I did block out some color sections with a base coat on him now:

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I didn't like how yellow that green along his back looked so I started replacing it with a darker green

 

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really trying to stick with the blue-green gradients in him...  now the question will be can I pull them all together well enough

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Well, I came back to him this weekend with mixed results

 

He looked okay after I set up the first highlights

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but afterwards, I went in for my first wash, and I think I may have screwed up the main body here. The belly is looking better, but the body scales just ended up looking... Dirty. I tried to play with it a little after the fact, but I knew I was getting frustrated so I had to stop.

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I'm not sure if it was a bad color choice - it may have been to dark of a wash. I went with a more blue color in hopes of pulling the blues and greens together, but it just isn't looking great in many places. I'm also frustrated with the state of my blending, and I feel like I'm missing something there. So he'll be sitting until next weekend and then I'll take another shot at him.

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Yeah, I paint mostly on the weekend so on Sunday I'm going to sit down and take another look at him. I think one of my issues is with the wash I put down most of his scales seem to look soooooo dark now, and I'm not sure how I want to try and correct it. I've used this wash before and I just wasn't expecting it to come out so dark on him. :mellow: So When I go back I'll try and figure out if I want to sort of recoat him in the base color and go from the start again or see if it's worth leaving the wash and trying to bring the color up from there... Just think I don't have enough experience to know the best way to correct my "mistake" and get it where I want it... 

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If you have used the wash before, it could be that you're now reaching the end of the bottle.

Maybe the residue is darker, can happen when it's not always shaken/stirred enough?

Washes can be a blessing and a curse.

 

Take your time, a dragon like this deserves the attention.

Re-highlight the darker places.

In the end it will be worth it.

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On 2/18/2021 at 1:27 PM, Glitterwolf said:

If you have used the wash before, it could be that you're now reaching the end of the bottle.

Maybe the residue is darker, can happen when it's not always shaken/stirred enough?

Washes can be a blessing and a curse.

 

Take your time, a dragon like this deserves the attention.

Re-highlight the darker places.

In the end it will be worth it.

It's not a very old wash, so I think I didn't shake it enough. That, or it might be because of the print - there are little almost fingerprint work style textures in some areas that I think we're supposed to be smooth, and I think the wash got in there and made it look a lot darker overall? Or possibly a combination of things.

 

Either way, thanks for the encouragement - it was really what I needed to hear as I kept looking at him just thinking "ugh" to myself. I did go back in and lighten him up a little, and he's starting to look a little better:

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I'm still trying to course-correct on the fins, which are still really dark, but that's for my next session. The green I'm highlighting with is coming out more yellow than I thought it would, but I'm kind of okay with it. I'm actually really happy with how his face looks in person too, although it looks a lot more high contrast when I try to photograph it. But I also have no idea how to photograph well so that's probably on me lol

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11 hours ago, Goddesstio said:

It's not a very old wash, so I think I didn't shake it enough. That, or it might be because of the print - there are little almost fingerprint work style textures in some areas that I think we're supposed to be smooth, and I think the wash got in there and made it look a lot darker overall? Or possibly a combination of things.

 

Either way, thanks for the encouragement - it was really what I needed to hear as I kept looking at him just thinking "ugh" to myself. I did go back in and lighten him up a little, and he's starting to look a little better:

 

 

I'm still trying to course-correct on the fins, which are still really dark, but that's for my next session. The green I'm highlighting with is coming out more yellow than I thought it would, but I'm kind of okay with it. I'm actually really happy with how his face looks in person too, although it looks a lot more high contrast when I try to photograph it. But I also have no idea how to photograph well so that's probably on me lol

 

Those are probably print lines.

 

What kind of printer do you use?

What are your settings?

 

I've had those on a few bigger models ( Elegoo Mars, Resin Printer) changed some settings and now I haven't while I'm printing big parts at the moment.

 

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